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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition HD i7 6700K
Cyberpunk 2077 1020% 700%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 934% 638%
Watch Dogs Legion 990% 679%
Genshin Impact 1030% 707%
FIFA 21 470% 307%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1050% 721%
eFootball PES 2021 470% 307%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 900% 614%
Marvel's Avengers 970% 664%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1520% 1057%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 6700K are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition.

The GT 720 has a 447 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i7 6700K. This results in the GT 720 providing 7.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 720 has a 447 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 6700K and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 720 providing 3.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD i7 6700K was released over a year more recently than the GT 720, and so the HD i7 6700K is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 720.

The GT 720 has 2048 MB video memory, but the HD i7 6700K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the HD i7 6700K has 24. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 720 is 153 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221. The HD i7 6700K having 68 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 720 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 720. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 720.

The GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition requires 19 Watts to run and the HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 720 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K. The HD i7 6700K requires 72 Watts more than the GT 720 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 6700K may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 720.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed797 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1150 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK208Skylake GT2-R0
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date27 Mar 2014vs05 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1067 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR4
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs34.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs24
Actual Shader Performance7%vs11%
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate12.8 GTexel/svs5.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate6.4 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power19 Wattsvs91 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 720 v2, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB.
However, because the Graphics Card itself is not Powerful enough to work under circumstances in which 2GB are needed, such as 1080p, it is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
Low Profile Design.

Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GT 720 v2.
Intel HD i7 6700K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i7-6700K Processor.

The Skylake Core includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4. Additionally, it also supports DDR4 Memory.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 1067MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with a dedicated GeForce 920M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i7 6700K is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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